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Angeles Chapter Listserv FAQ

The following answers to frequently asked questions will hopefully answer most the questions you might have.


Who else is on this list?
The header should specify if the list is public, for Sierra Club members only, or any further restrictions. Most lists have their subscriber lists hidden.


How do I send a message to the list?
To send a message to all of the list subscribers just address it to
LIST-NAME@lists.sierraclub.org

To make a reply to he whole list, just hit the reply button on your email program. To make a private reply, cut and paste the sender's address into the 'To...' box.


Where is the list archive on the web?
Sierra Club list of lists. Using the archive’s web interface you can read and reply to messages online and sign up for most lists.


Can I cut down on email volume from the list?
If you wish, you may request that you receive messages in "digest" form: this means that you will not receive each message as it is sent; instead, you'll receive one message with the postings of the day in one email. This is useful for high volume lists, and for those of us who are already beset by a plethora of email.

To: mailto:Listserv@lists.sierraclub.org
From: your email
Subject: <this line is ignored and may be left blank>
Message: SET list-name DIGEST

To reset your subscription, send the same email, but change DIGEST to NODIGEST.

Another possibility is to set your subscription to "nomail", and then simply read the messages on the web archives.

To: mailto:Listserv@lists.sierraclub.org
From: your email
Subject: <this line is ignored and may be left blank>
Message: SET listname NOMAIL     (replace 'listname' with the name of the list.)

To reset your subscription, send the same email, but change NOMAIL to MAIL.

You can also set DIGEST or NOMAIL on the website. Go to the “Subscriber’s Corner”


This is the Sierra Club. There must be rules. Where are they?
This is the Sierra Club and as you might expect, there are some rules. Click on the link below to view the rules.

Sierra Club Listserv Home


Who do I contact with a listserv problem or question?
If you encounter any problem, compose a brief email describing the problem and send it to the following address:

listname-REQUEST@lists.sierraclub.org    (replace 'listname' with the name of the list.)


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